we are back, joined now by our round table. former clinton white house press secretary, dee dee myers, editor at large and senior political analyst for "time" magazine, mark halperin, "the new york times" columnist david brooks and two newcomers, both have focused their leadership efforts on the issue of spending. tea party backed freshman member of congress, republican bobby schilling of illinois and first term mayor of atlanta, democrat, kasim reed, who thegrio.com has just named to their list of 100 history makers in the making, celebrating black history month this month. welcome to all of you. certainly a lot to get to. good to have you here. david brooks, on the subject of egypt, fast-moving developments. i thought it was striking, the speaker of the house really behind president obama and his leadership here, saying he's handled it just about as well as he could have. >> yeah, more agreement between the republicans and the democrats than between the white house and the state department, apparently. sort of an interesting fight all week.